Roo Bucks Overview:

Roo Bucks is a secure and convenient stored-value account that can be used on-campus and at some off-campus merchant locations. The account must be activated by contacting the Roo Card Office prior to making an on-line deposit.  In order to use Roo Bucks and to take advantage of discounts as they are offered, you only need to add money to your card.  Roo Bucks will remain available in-between semesters and will carry over from semester to semester as long as the student is enrolled.  Once a student is no longer enrolled, Roo Bucks will be removed from their Roo Card.  Roo Bucks are non-refundable and non-transferable.

How do I create a Roo Bucks account?

Roo Buck accounts must be activated by the Roo Card Office prior to your first on-line deposit.  Contact the Roo Card office at (816) 235-6657 or

How do I add money to my Roo Bucks account?

There are two convenient methods for adding money to your Roo Bucks account:

  • Online through Get Funds.
  • In person at the Roo Card office.

How do I see my Roo Bucks balance?

There are multiple convenient methods for checking Roo Bucks balance:

How much money can I add to my Roo Bucks account?

Get Funds – The minimum deposit allowed is $2 and the maximum deposit allowed is $100.  All deposits are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Roo Card Office – Deposits can be made in person at the Roo Card Office by cash, credit card, or charging to the student Pathway account.  There is a maximum limit of $100 if charged to their student Pathway account.  The student Pathway Roo Bucks balance must be paid in full before additional Roo Bucks can be charged to their Pathway account.  All deposits are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Where can I use my Roo Bucks?

Roo Bucks can be used at all campus dining locations, the University Bookstore, printing in the IS computer labs and Miller Nichols Library, beverage vending machines, and with merchants participating in the Off-Campus program.

Campus Printing in Computer Labs:

When an individual uses all their print quota during a semester, Roo Bucks must be used to pay for printing.  Your Roo Bucks balance will not be displayed in the print quota software (PaperCut) but will transfer automatically to pay for the submitted print job.  If the print job costs more than your available Roo Bucks balance, the print job will not process.

Off-Campus Merchant Locations:

  • CVS Pharmacy – 5011 Main Street, Kansas City, MO
  • Coca-Cola – UMKC beverage vending machines

Important Notice: The Roo Bucks program is not a meal plan option.


Off-campus Overview for Merchants:

UMKC and Off-Campus Advantage have partnered to bring the Roo Card Roo Bucks program on board with the Off-Campus Advantage network. Through this partnership, Off-Campus Advantage has built an off-campus merchant network and creates integrated marketing initiatives to educate students on where to use their Roo Bucks on and off campus. Not only do Off-Campus Advantage merchants benefit from the targeted marketing, they also have access to a pool of funds previously unavailable.

If you are interested in participating in the Roo Bucks program, please contact the Roo Card Program supervisor at 816.235.1429 or